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Today's News

  • Slew of county roads to get needed attention

    Alice Lalonde, office manager for the Levy County Road Department showed up with a whopping 140 pages of work for the County Commission on Tuesday, but they were happy to approve everything she asked for.

    Why? “Well that usually means there's funding for the projects,” said Fred Moody, county coordinator. While the money may not arrive in the next year, it means the projects are to be done.

  • Bronson community center on back burner

    Bronson town council members voted to revisit a non-agenda item on Monday night one that had been tabled previously.

    Councilmember Aaron Edmondson brought up the subject of seeking a grant to put in a community center at the park.

    “Whatever come of that?” he asked.

  • Hardee House has new home

    The Hardee House, built by one of Levy County and Chiefland's pioneer families has probably moved more than family members.

    When Isaac P. Hardee built it in 1861 it was in the area where Manatee Springs State Park is located.

    Then it was moved farther away from the Suwannee River to Northwest 110th Street on property owned by Billie Ray Sharp.

    Last week it made what the new owners hope will be its last move to 6450 N.W. 120th Street, better known as Manatee Springs Road.

  • Bouncing back cancer free

    Last year community members rallied around one young girl with a big fight on her hands.

    Now, 11 year old Ashley Isenhoward is 15 months cancer free and back to doing the things that she loves, primarily cheerleading.

    "She's been doing really good," her mom Jennifer Isenhoward, a teacher at Chiefland Middle High School, said in a telephone interview.

  • Daytime burglaries cross county lines

    Levy County and surrounding counties have been experiencing a trend in daytime burglaries. Homes in rural areas are being forced into and ransacked by unknown suspect(s). The burglars are taking guns, jewelry and cash as well as other valuables.

  • Journal publisher Andrews dead at 73

    Andy D. Andrews, publisher of the Levy County Journal, died on Tuesday, March 29. He was 73.
    He was a former member of the Chiefland City Commission and a tree farmer. He owned A.D. Andrews Nursery.
    Visitation is on Saturday, April 2 from 5 to 7 p.m. at Knauff Funeral Home Chapel in Chiefland. There will be a Graveside Service on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. at the Chiefland Cemetery.

  • Community Calendar for the week of March 31

    Thursdays

    Homemakers meeting

    The Levy County Home & Community Educators group meets the third Thursday of the month at 10 a.m. at the UF/IFAS Extension office at 625 N. Hathaway Ave., Bronson. There are no meetings during the summer months. For more information call 352-486-5131.

    Library Friends meeting

  • Sheriff's Report & Most Wanted for the week of March 31

    The Levy County Sheriff's Office reports the following arrests:

    •March 23, Rachel Marie Anderson, 36, Trenton, out of county warrant. Bond $500.

    •March 22, Joseph William Brooks, 62, Morriston, possession of weapon or ammo by convicted felon, cause cruel death pain and suffering to an animal. Bond $40,000.

    •March 25, Rashey Lava Garrison, 28, Gainesville, out of county warrant. Bond$100,000.

  • CMHS Registration Night on Tuesday

    Chiefland Middle High School's Registration Night is Tuesday, April 5 @ 6 p.m.

    Students in grades 8-11 will be given their course requests for next year along with graduation requirements from the state. Information will be available about academic programs, clubs, and athletics.

    Our theme for the evening will be "Power Up and Plug In" as we work with students to help them build a high school resume that is both enriching and beneficial in their steps beyond high school. 

  • Look out boaters - manatees are on the move

     

    Taking their cues from the warm spring weather, Florida manatees have begun leaving their winter retreats and heading north along the Atlantic and Gulf coasts and through inland waters.